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[RAF Elsham Wolds] [Local Crashes] [103 Sqn CF 22 Sept 42]

22 Sept 1942 - 103 Sqn Conversion Flight, RAF Elsham Wolds - Handley Page Halifax I - W1243 - W/O Reginald J Fulbrook DFC and crew - Training.

Location – In the immediate vicinity of the RAF Elsham Wolds airfield.

Whilst undertaking practise overshoots on 3 engines the aircraft stalled in the circuit whilst still on 3 engines and rolled inverted and crashed.

Reginald Fulbrook  was the instructor and Nickolas Hrehorak the pilot under instruction.

The six crew were killed.

103 Sqn Hrehorak

W/O Reginald J Fulbrook DFC RAF – Pilot - 31 – 103 Sqn Conversion Flight - Son of Thomas and Elizabeth H. Fulbrook, of Twyford; husband of Ivy Mary Fulbrook, of Holland, Surrey – Twyford ( St Mary Churchyard ) Berkshire.

W/O Nickolas Hrehorak RCAF ( pictured above ) - Pilot - 23 - 103 Sqn Conversion Flight - Son of John and Anne Hrehorak, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – Brigg Cemetery North Lincolnshire.

F/S Frederic Winston Hill RAFVR – Pilot - 103 Sqn Conversion Flight - Son of Francis and Lilian Hill, husband of Hazel Alice Hill, of Hall Green, Birmingham – Solihull Cemetery Warwickshire.

F/S Robert Lyle McCulloch RCAF – Air Gunner - 20 - 103 Sqn Conversion Flight - Son of Clarence Earl McCulloch and Nora Ethel McCulloch, of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada – Brigg Cemetery North Lincolnshire

Sgt John Pennington Wolfenden RAF – Flight Engineer – 103 Sqn Conversion Flight - Bootle Cemetery Lancashire

Sgt David Richard Evans RAFVR – Air Gunner103 Sqn Conversion Flight - Mountain Ash ( Maesyrarian ) Cemetery Glamorgan.


103 Squadron Hrehorak McCullogh graves

Graves of Hrehorak and McCulloch.

Written by David Fell.  Hrehorak photo from the Find a Grave web site.


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